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Old 11th June 2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Magpies?

I am very fond of our magpies and would like to provide for them, but when I search for magpie nest box on Google, all I get is info about them attacking other nest boxes.

What nest box should I build for them?
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Old 11th June 2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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I suspect you'll struggle to create a nest for Magpies, as they are quite fussy about location. They tend to nest fairly high up in a tree with large open nests made of twigs.

As one of Britain's least popular birds with the public, there's not much of a market for ready built Magpie nests. They are avid nest robbers, so most wish to discourage them from gardens rather than encourage them
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Old 11th June 2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, our magpies here appear to be nesting about 15ft in a tree, I realise peoples feelings towards them are not great but I am fascinated by them and they are just trying to survive
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